Israeli 'miracle cure' rabbi charged with fraud

Rabbi Eliezer Berland is charged with fraud, incitement to violence.AFP and Arutz Sheva, 3/2/2020, 8:49 AM

Shabtai Tzvi Syndrome comeback?

The primary manifestation of this can be seen in the case of disgraced charismatic leader Eliezer Berland, arrested last week in Jerusalem. He has not yet stood trial, but many of his followers are rationalizing evidence that has been made public.Rabbi Elchanan Poupko, 2/21/2020, 4:00 PM

Additional suspect arrested in Rabbi Berland exploitation case

Police arrest suspect believed to be central to exploitation case, attorney says 'no reason' to fear Berland couple will make problems.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/11/2020, 3:55 PM

'Don't compare Berland to other rabbis - normal rabbis don't put a price tag on blessings'

Police superintendent says Prosecutor's Office has 'pretty solid proofs' Rabbi Berland guilty of crimes.Michal Levi, 2/10/2020, 12:19 PM

Police open investigation against Rabbi Berland

Woman whose daughter dies from cancer after being told not to seek medical treatment files police complaint against cult leader.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/7/2019, 10:55 PM

Rabbi Eliyahu says to 'keep away from Berland like fire'

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu explains why he banned convicted sexual offender Rabbi Eliezer Berland from attending Lag Baomer celebration in Meron.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/3/2018, 3:21 PM

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu warns Rabbi Berland

Tzfat Chief Rabbi says lighting of bonfire on Mt. Meron by rabbi convicted of sexual assault an "abomination."Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/2/2018, 8:51 PM

'Rabbi Berland is a cult leader'

Police, NGO, trying to ban Rabbi Eliezer Berland from lighiting bonfire on Lag Baomer at Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai's tomb in Meron.Tzvi Lev, 4/26/2018, 9:51 PM

Singer Mordechai Ben David visits Rabbi Berland

American singer visits Rabbi Berland's study hall.Ben Shaul, 10/22/2017, 12:12 AM

Civil suit against Rabbi Berland

Some of the complainants against the Shuvu Banim leader file civil suit amounting to 4 million shekels.Ben Shaul, 9/28/2017, 10:52 AM

Rabbi Berland stopped at airport on way to Uman

Rabbi Berland prevented from leaving country despite permission to visit Uman for Rosh Hashanah by parole board.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/19/2017, 4:04 PM

Court freezes Rabbi Berland's trip to Uman

Court freezes decision permitting Rabbi Eliezer Berland to fly to Uman for Rosh Hashanah.Tzvi Lev, 9/19/2017, 10:29 AM

Rabbi Berland permitted to visit Uman - for a price

Breslov rabbi serving sentence for sexual assault permitted to fly to Uman for Rosh Hashanah - after putting up $210,000 bond.David Rosenberg, 9/18/2017, 10:27 AM

Rabbi Eliezer Berland rushed to hospital

Former dean of Shuvu Banim Yeshiva, convicted of molesting several female followers, rushed to hospital.David Rosenberg, 6/12/2017, 11:59 AM

Rabbi Berland released from prison

After five months in prison for sex crimes, Breslov rabbi and yeshiva dean released.David Rosenberg, 4/6/2017, 10:28 PM

Rabbi Berland's sentence to be shortened by one third

The convicted rabbi is to be released directly to a motel near Hadassah Medical Center, under complete house arrest.Michal Levi, 4/3/2017, 7:27 PM

Rabbi Berland hospitalized

Rabbi Berland asks followers not to visit him in hospital, says police will use visits as reason to place restrictions on him.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/12/2017, 4:18 PM

'In Biblical times I would have been executed for what I did'

Rabbi Berland expresses remorse over his actions, acknowledges crimes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/22/2016, 3:52 PM

Rabbi Berland sentenced to 18 months in prison

'Fugitive rabbi' who eluded Israeli authorities for years sentenced to 18 months in prison under plea bargain agreement.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/17/2016, 5:03 PM

Report: Rabbi Berland seeks plea bargain

Channel 2 reports that Rabbi Berland, accused of sexually abusing women, seeks plea bargain to reduce time in prison to just a few months.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/15/2016, 9:07 PM

Rabbi Berland to remain in jail throughout trial

Bail denied to Breslov rabbi accused of sex crimes who evaded Israeli authorities for years abroad.Ben Shaul, 8/18/2016, 11:13 AM

Rabbi Berland indicted on sexual assault charges

Rabbi Eliezer Berland is formally indicted on numerous counts of sex crimes against members of his community.Ido Ben Porat, 7/29/2016, 11:53 AM

Berland indictment tomorrow

Authorities announce that Rabbi Berland will be indicted tomorrow, after a whirlwind of extended arrests and threats of violence.Michal Levi, 7/28/2016, 11:08 PM

Increased security for lawyer in Berland case

Security beefed up following threats to one of the prosecution lawyers handling the Rabbi Eliezer Berland case.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/28/2016, 12:06 AM

Rabbi Berland to be released to house arrest

Court approves releasing Rabbi Berland to house arrest; police request to postpone for a day to make sure 'he doesn't escape.'Haim Lev, 7/27/2016, 8:32 PM

Rabbi Berland instructed follower to plant bomb

Embattled rabbi indicted for sex crimes told follower to plant dynamite in bed of unknown target, 'send him straight to heaven'.David Rosenberg, 7/26/2016, 7:17 PM

Rabbi Eliyahu: Rabbi Berland must be incarcerated

Rabbi Eliyahu responds to the question of whether Rabbi Berland should be freed from jail negatively.Rabbi Shmuel Elyahu, 7/24/2016, 10:42 PM

Rabbi Berland's arrest extended

As Rabbi Eliezer Berland's trial begins, Rishon Letzion court rules to extend his arrest.Rachel Kaplan, 7/21/2016, 7:08 PM

'My son and I are ready to die for Rabbi Berland'

Followers of rabbi extradited for alleged sex crimes demand they be allowed into prison where he is being held.David Rosenberg, 7/20/2016, 8:41 PM

Rabbi Berland loses consciousness, hospitalized

Breslov rabbi, yeshiva head loses consciousness during prison hearing. His followers plan to set up protest tent to call for his release.Haim Lev, 7/19/2016, 10:14 PM

Watch: Rabbi Berland dances on plane before arrest

Rabbi Eliezer Berland, arrested this morning at Ben Gurion after years on the run, seen dancing with followers on flight from S Africa.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/19/2016, 4:50 PM

Rabbi Eliezer Berland arrested in Israel

Rabbi Eliezer Berland, who fled 3 years ago after being accused of sexual assault, arrested after arriving at Ben Gurion Airport.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/19/2016, 10:18 AM

Extradition of Eliezer Berland begins

Berland's son Nahman condemns 'criminal' father, as Breslov rabbis warn public to 'keep away' from fugitive rabbi.David Rosenberg, 7/18/2016, 1:48 PM

Will fugitive Rabbi be released to house arrest?

Rabbi Eliezer Berland to appear before Johannesburg court to request house arrest.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/23/2016, 5:06 PM

Witness against rabbi reveals 'private Holocaust'

Witness against Rabbi Berland reveals the night he tried to sneak a glimpse of the rabbi studying - and caught a sight that shook his faith.Ari Yashar, 6/8/2016, 10:10 AM

Fugitive Rabbi Berland to be extradited to Israel

Johannesburg court rules Rabbi Berland will be extradited to Israel for trial on charges of sexual assault, after years on the run.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/26/2016, 4:35 PM

Will fugitive Rabbi Berland evade justice again?

Chief Rabbi of Migdal HaEmek flew to Johannesburg in an attempt to release Rabbi Eliezer Berland from prison.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/2/2016, 12:36 PM

Fugitive rabbi to remain in South African jail

Johannesburg court rules Rabbi Berland will stay in prison until decision is made regarding his extradition to Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/28/2016, 5:50 PM

Protest in Ramat Gan: Free fugitive Rabbi

Hundreds of Rabbi Eliezer Berland’s followers demonstrated in front of the South African embassy calling for his release.Shoshana Miskin, 4/25/2016, 12:14 PM

Fugitive rabbi: Israeli government targeted me

Shuvu Bamin sect leader wanted for sexual assault claims the Israeli government ‘improperly’ flagged him, as well as other rabbis.Shoshana Miskin, 4/24/2016, 5:07 PM

South Africa: Extradition for rabbi – not yet

Rabbi Berland wanted in Israel for sexual assault appears in Joburg Court in Johannesburg.Shoshana Miskin, 4/21/2016, 9:13 PM

Fugitive rabbi finally nabbed in South Africa

Rabbi Eliezer Berland, wanted in Israel for sexual assault, arrested in South Africa where he has been hiding.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/7/2016, 6:37 PM

Fugitive rabbi threatens South Africa chief rabbi

Wanted in Israel for sexual assault, Rabbi Eliezer Berland accuses Warren Goldstein of setting police on his hotel hideaway in South Africa.Cynthia Blank, 1/31/2016, 7:48 AM

Dutch Supreme Court: Extradite Runaway Rabbi

Appeal to local court ruling overturned, as fugitive Rabbi Berland to be sent to Israel for allegedly sexually assaulting women, girls.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/30/2015, 3:29 PM

Runaway Rabbi to be Extradited to Israel

Dutch court moves to extradite Shuvu Banim sect leader, Rabbi Eliezer Berland; appeal expected.Haim Lev, 2/13/2015, 8:46 AM

Two Israelis Killed in Amsterdam Car Crash

15 year-old and 20 year-old may have been visiting Rabbi Eliezer Berland, the 'runaway Rabbi' accused of sexual assault in Israel.Eliran Aharon, 12/10/2014, 7:00 PM

Runaway Rabbi's Extradition Delayed

'New evidence' delays extradition case for fugitive rabbi, Rabbi Eliezer Berland; Berland allegedly dances at the news.Haim Lev, 12/1/2014, 6:17 PM

Rabbi Berland Released on Bail for Yom Kippur

During the hearing of Rabbi Eliezer Berland, Netherland courts decide to release the Shuvu Bonim leader on bail.Haim Lev and Cynthia Blank, 10/1/2014, 9:49 PM

Runaway Rabbi Awaiting Extradition Decision

Rabbi Berland arrested and released in Amsterdam, pending extradition for sex crimes allegations, but vows not to return to Israel.Cynthia Blank, 9/14/2014, 11:54 AM

Fugitive Rabbi Eliezer Berland Nabbed in Holland

Shuvu Banim sect leader and suspected sex offender Rabbi Eliezer Berland caught at Amsterdam airport; faces extradition to Israel.Haim Lev and Ari Soffer, 9/11/2014, 2:24 PM

Fugitive Rabbi Escapes Arrest in Johannesburg

Head of Shuvu Banim sect Rabbi Eliezer Berland, wanted for sex crimes in Israel, once against manages to evade South African police.Chaim Lev, 9/9/2014, 10:33 AM

International Warrant Against Fugitive Rabbi

South African police say they're on the hunt for Shuvu Banim leader Rabbi Berland, wanted in Israel for sexual assault charges.Chaim Levi, Ari Yashar, 8/14/2014, 2:15 PM

Fugitive Rabbi Nearly Nabbed in Johannesburg

Shuvu Banim leader Rabbi Eliezer Berland in hiding after plainclothes police infiltrate wedding party; followers lament 'discrimination.'Haim Lev, 8/11/2014, 1:53 PM

Fugitive Rabbi 'Hiding' in South Africa?

Despite warnings from local Jewish leaders, Rabbi Eliezer Berland does not make an appearance in Johannesburg. Has he gone into hiding?Haim Lev, 4/22/2014, 1:33 PM

Fugitive Rabbi Berland Deported From Zimbabwe?

Rabbi Eliezer Berland, leader of 'Shuvu Banim" sect, reportedly deported over visa offenses; wanted in Israel for sex crimes.Ari Soffer, 4/10/2014, 3:32 PM

Report: Fugitive Rabbi Arrested in Zimbabwe

Rabbi Eliezer Berland, hassidic leader wanted in Israel over alleged sex crimes, arrested while on the run - but no one knows why.Haim Lev, 4/8/2014, 1:13 AM

Wanted Rabbi to be Expelled from Morocco

Moroccan king to expel Shuvu Banim leader, wanted in Israel for questioning in sex abuse case.Maayana Miskin, 11/7/2013, 3:21 PM